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President Russell M. Nelson Shares a Message of Hope and Healing​

“Gratitude provides us with a greater perspective on the very purpose and joy of life.”​

In his 96 years of life, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has seen almost everything—a Great Depression, a world war, and a global pandemic, to name a few. And he would like to propose one remedy that can help us find joy in hard times: gratitude. #GiveThanks

Practicing gratitude may not prevent us from experiencing sorrow, anger, or pain, but it can help us look forward with hope. We can give thanks for our loved ones, for our bodies and minds, for music and literature, for the beauty of the natural world.​

President Nelson suggests three ways you can #GiveThanks in your own life:​

  1. Turn social media into your own gratitude journal.​
  2. Say a prayer of gratitude.​
  3. Build your relationship with Jesus Christ.​

By counting our blessings, we can more fully appreciate and enjoy our lives as we work toward greater unity, kindness, honesty, and tolerance.​

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